About the role:
The Data Engineer position is an exciting new role at the Press. It is pioneering, which means your voice matters early onfrom the start. It is broad in scope, so there is an opportunity to see a wide array of data sets. It is empowering, so there are opportunities to present your ideas and to make well-informed recommendations.
This role is about “data readiness” for the Data Science team. It’s about getting data from different sources and ensuring that the resulting set is clean, free of duplications and errors. It transcends just Extraction, Transformation and Loading. It’s about preparation.
Therefore, the person who assumes this role must be creative in as much as they are analytical. Data comes in all shapes, sizes and varying degrees of “readiness”. The Data Engineer must be able to roll up their sleeves and get technical with the data. When they aren’t being technically focused, they are engaged with in a myriad of cultures and personalities across continents. They enjoy and expect to pick up the phone in order to get the job doneThis may mean that this Data Engineer may need to engage via face to face or be comfortable making phone calls.
If any of this sounds like an exciting proposition, join us at “The Press”, a 500 year old printing institution at the forefront of media technology.
You will have an extremely strong relationship with our six behavioural values; collaborative, decisive, empowering, innovative, responsible and responsive. The team with which you will be collaborating, is called Architecture. It is a highly experienced group of strategic technologists who handle some of the most complex systems in the organisation.
The Data Science team is looking for a professional with 2-3 experience as a Data Engineer, or similar. You should have experience working with a Data Science team or with a Data Scientist. You should have a keen eye for detail, and an obsession for data organisation. You should ideally have experience working with ETL tools, as well as being able to write Python scripts on demand.
Next, this role requires an outgoing personality. You should be engaging. You should know how to manage projects and know when and how to escalate. You should be proactive. You should frequently engage with the business using precise and simple language.
Lastly, you have the intangibles. Your colleagues attest to your positive attitude, and the value it brings to small teams. You are fun to work with. You can speak English well. You can use your communication skills to articulate complex ideas. You can politically (and politely), push back on bad ideas, while being able to promote good ideas. You have a passion for what you do.